Julia Messenger Delivers The Goods With Latest Single
Julia Messenger is back with a brand new single “And We Danced”, from the same name up and coming EP by Sony Records.
Well known in DJ and dance music circles as the “Queen of Chill”, Julia Messenger charts new territory on this album as she weaves her unique vocals together with jazz elements reminiscent of some of the greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn.
This song starts with catchy jazz drum rhythms, steady bass beats throughout and Messenger’s vocals bring a country twang as well as celtic and electronic vibes. “And We Danced” is about a relationship which was once so great and, now, is completely shattered. It is a song of loss and memories, but also has a positive face about it. Even in the midst of heartbreak.
“And We Danced” is a poetic investigation into a shattered relationship that is now a thing of the past. It’s about grappling with the understanding that your ex no longer wants nothing to do with you.”
For a folk pop song, this is a great introduction to anyone new to Messenger’s music. With a hypnotic baseline by bass player Christian Decker, and Messenger’s trademark sultry and chilled vocals.
On this track, “And We Danced”, is Messenger on vocals, Dominic Decker on electric guitar, Christian Decker on bass and Felix Wolter on drums and percussion. Messenger is an extremely versatile singer-songwriter, with many years behind her singing backing vocals and harmonies and she takes influence from varied artists like Kate Bush, Carol King, Ella Fitzgerald, Massive Attack and Kruder and Dorfmeister.
She has sung on many dance albums including Hed Kandi and Hed Kandi chill. Not only does she have a varied range of tone, mood and emotion in her voice, but also a captivating stage presence. With a very busy music career both in her home country of Australia, and overseas, it is more than likely you have heard a Julia Messenger track at some point in a hotel lobby, club or bar.